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What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

Depends on a number: Of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck.

Pars Defect (Definition)

Spondylolysis is a defect of a vertebra. More specifically it is defined as a defect in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. The great majority of cases occur in the lowest of the lumbar vertebrae (l5), but spondylolysis may also occur in the other lumbar vertebrae, as well as in the thoracic vertebrae. Spondylolysis occurs in three to six ...Read more


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Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.

Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! If so what kind will help with this.

Tricky question: Pars defects can often be asymptomatic incidental findings differential injections for diagnostic purposes are critical to confirm the pain generator while fusions can be done success for reducing axial back pain is limited careful consideration is required

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20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesn't help either. Options?

20 yo f. Pars defect @ L5 and facet arthritis in l2-l5. Chronic since March. PT, and injections help very little. Bracing doesn't help either. Options?

See spine surgeon: A pain doctor can determine if the pars defect is the cause of, pain. If so, then surgery is an option, spinal cord stimulation, and various pain meds can help, this situation.

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20 yr old f. pars defect at l5 and arthritis of lower back. Been seeing a physiatrist x1yr. No significant improvement. Tried injections, bracing, PT, etc. Is it time to see a surgeon? Or wait it out

20 yr old f. pars defect at l5 and arthritis of lower back. Been seeing a physiatrist x1yr. No significant improvement. Tried injections, bracing, PT, etc. Is it time to see a surgeon? Or wait it out

A consult might help: Give you more information. Seeing a surgeon doesn't commit you to having surgery, but give another professional a chance to review your case and give you their expert opinion.

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What is a pars defect?

A cracka small crack: In thecpars articularis part of the posterior elements of a vertebrae mostly in L5 not universally symptomatic may be an incidental finding

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How long until pars defect doesn't heal?

How long until pars defect doesn't heal?

Please rephrase: I don't think I understand your question. Pars defects typically do not heal on their own.

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What is the definition or description of: pars defect?

What is the definition or description of: pars defect?

Spondylosis: Spondylolysis is a defect of a vertebra. More specifically it is defined as a defect in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. The great majority of cases occur in the lowest of the lumbar vertebrae (l5), but spondylolysis may also occur in the other lumbar vertebrae, as well as in the thoracic vertebrae. Spondylolysis occurs in three to six percent of the population.

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Is it normal for the pain caused by a pars defect to get worse over time? Chronic ×1 year.

Is it normal for the pain caused by a pars defect to get worse over time? Chronic ×1 year.

Worse pain w action: This fracture will not heal on its own, so movement will cause increased muscle and occasionally bone pain. Generally in the small of the back or across the pelvic brim. The fracture is not worsening, but activity increases pain. PT can assist for spinal stabilization and ergonomic positioning training, and some will use braces for lifting tasks.

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Could a unilateral pars defect that has been there and causing constant and increasing pain for over a yr be addressed surgically? 20 yr f.

Could a unilateral pars defect that has been there and causing constant and increasing pain for over a yr be addressed surgically? 20 yr f.

Yes: Generally responds to activity modification, PT and antiinflammatories. If MRI and bone scan is positive this can be addressed surgically if fails conservative. Must give it a substantial amount of time to stabilize

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What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

Lumbar Pars Defect: The defect is a stress fracture of the posterior portion of the spine that connects the facet joints and lamina with the anterior vertebral body at the level of the pedicle. This process is also known as a spondylolysis. It occurs in 5% of the general population but can be as high as 15% in certain athletes like gymnasts and football lineman due to the lumbar hyperextension.

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What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

What is bilateral pars defect of the spine?

Pars defect: Bilateral pars defect also commonly called spondylolysis is a stress fracture near the joint of the spine. This usually occurs in the lower lumbar spine and can be painful and cause instability. This defect often occurs during the teenage years but can persist into adulthood and become symptomatic later in life.

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Is severe pars defect treatable?

Is severe pars defect treatable?

Yes: Severe pain, deformity, or nerve compromise from pars defects can be treated with surgery. Less severe cases can benefit from physical therapy and/or pain management.

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What is a bilateral pars defect at c5?

What is a bilateral pars defect at c5?

A defect in vertebra: This refers to a defect in the bone that connects the upper and lower facet joint of a vertebra. It is thought that most these arise as stress fractures that do not heal. The vast majority cause no symptoms.

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What is pars defect at your spine mean anyway?

What is pars defect at your spine mean anyway?

Vertebral defect: It is essentially a hairline fracture in the vertebra at the pars. Sometimes this is an incidental finding and does not cause any particular pain or instability. It can be congenital, something you are both with, or traumatic. In some cases, it can lead to pain or instability. A dynamic x-ray, one taken while bending forward and back, can indicate whether this is unstable or not.

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I have bilateral pars defect in c5, what does this mean?

I have bilateral pars defect in c5, what does this mean?

C5 pars defect: Are you sure it is c5? L5 (lower back) is much more common... Just checking. If it is indeed c5, there is neck pain and possible instability that may need to be addressed surgically. Please check with a good local ortho spine surgeon to get a good understanding of what you have and make an eductated decision after that. Best of luck!

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Could you explain what is pars defect at L5 mean anyway?

Could you explain what is pars defect at L5 mean anyway?

Termed spondylolysis: A condition called a pars fracture or spondylolysis this is typically a congenital defect that will manifest itself in childhood but may not become symptomatic at all or at some point later in life ; can be a real fracture. These typically can be managed non op 90% of the time. The most common vertebra to find it is at l5. Found in 6-8% of the us population. They can cause back ;/or leg symptoms.

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What to do if I have just recently learned I have bilateral pars defect in l5, what does this mean?

What to do if I have just recently learned I have bilateral pars defect in l5, what does this mean?

Spine defect known: As spondylolysis. Spondylo means spine ; lysis means crack. Can be congenital variety which is genetic in origin occuring in 6%-8% of us population or after trauma which can be repetitve particularly in certain high level athletes like swimmers, gymnasts, pitchers, football linemen, etc. Most rx'ed non operatively ; cause no symptoms although some can lead to back ;/or leg pain or neuro symptom.